Arts and Culture

RENOIR: The Film. About the Artist, His Life and Loves in #Champagne

In 1885, she naturally dragged her husband to Essoyes, Champagne. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was entirely won over and enchanted by the landscapes and the villagers’...

Discover: The History of Calligraphy

The word Calligraphy is derived from the Greek words kalos, which means beautiful and graphein meaning to write. Throughout history, man has been in a...

Should I Collect Prints or Paintings?

“Want to come up and see my etchings?” The opportunity to throw out a line like this may be one motive to collect prints,...

Discover: Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is the fourth largest auction house in operation that leads the world in selling treasures of extreme value and excellence. Items such as historical...

DIOR: A Three-Volume, slipcase set!

"I think of my work as ephemeral architecture, dedicated to the beauty of the female body." —Christian Dior The pinnacle of French haute couture and...

Left Bankers Manifesto

The Left Bankers are not so much an art movement as a social phenomenon, not so much something invented as stumbled across; not a...

Discover: Oscar Wilde, the Iconic Writer, Extravagant Man

Born on the 16th of October 1854 in Dublin, Ireland, Oscar Wilde was to become one of the most well known personalities of his...

The Light of London

"Among the noble cities of the world that Fame celebrates, the City of London of the Kingdom of the English, is the one seat...

Alexandre Reza, Gemologist, Master Artisan and Exclusive Jeweler in Paris

“I have devoted my life to the study and appreciation of precious gems, revealing their true beauty. Perfection and artistic creation have always been...

Excellence in Form and Function: Hans Wegner Chair Design

I was sitting and looking out the window the other day at 24 inches of snow blanketing my yard. I should have been thinking...

Discover Master Artist: Cézanne

Born in 1839 in the town of Aix-en-Provence, France, Paul Cézanne was to become one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. As...

Exploring the Marylin Monroe Look Then and Now

As you know, the gorgeous Michelle Williams has taken on the role of Marilyn Monroe in the movie "My Week with Marilyn". Marilyn Monroe had...

Antique Perpetual Clocks

With the earliest clocks, timekeeping was almost an afterthought. They were initially designed as mechanical calendars to accurately record the seasons, religious holidays and...

Luxury Is… two BBC Documentaries

GUILTY PLEASURES For all our readers in the UK, there is a fabulous documentary series you must see. UK: BBC 4 TV 27th June 9pm Guilty...

Where Are All The Young Collectors?

Collecting is an age-old hobby, a passion to buy, hunt for and accumulate treasures. But it seems that the drive to collect beautiful things...